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liturgical wording and syntax

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Understanding the word מִצְוַת in וְכָל מִצְוַת שְׁמוֹנַת יְמֵי חֲנֻכָּה in HaNeros Hallalu

In some versions of HaNeros Hallalu, the following wording is included: וְכָל מִצְוַת שְׁמוֹנַת יְמֵי חֲנֻכָּה הַנֵּרוֹת הַלָּלוּ קֹדֶשׁ (Found, e.g., in Siddur Tefillah Yesharah, thanks to @ezra ...
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Versions of HaNeros Hallalu

There seem to be many variations of the text of HaNeros Hallalu, the explanatory paragraph that people recite while lighting Hanukkah lights. Is it possible to list the major versions? What are the ...
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Why does chabad say “Yisbareich” instead of “yisbarach”?

Why according to the Nusach Ari (siddur "Tehilat Hashem") does it say "yisbareich" instead of "yisbarach" in Kaddish?
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Cut-off birkat hamazon

As a complement to this question on Shortened Birkat Hamazon, I would like to better understand the practice I saw of stopping Birkat Hamazon after the fourth blessing on Shabbat and not saying the ...
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Sepharad vs Sephardic siddurs/nusachs

I understand from Chabad's website, as well as my own Rabbi (who is Yeshivish) now that there is a difference between "Sepharad" and "Sepharadi" traditions and siddurs. How do these differ? Who uses ...
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Birkas Hachodesh when Rosh Chodesh is Shabbat and Sunday

On Shabbat Mevarchim, Birkas Hachodesh, a prayer announcing when the Rosh Chodesh will be, is said after Kriat Hatorah before Mussaf, containing the following line (with some variations depending on ...
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Why do Ashkenazim in Israel tend to use Nusach Sefard?

Generally, the original non-Chassidic Ashkenazi community in Israel were followers of the Vilna Gaon. Since they were practically the only Ashkenaz presence in Israel, they were able to institute many ...
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Minhag and nusach differences between Mizrahim and Sephardim (as in OG from Spain/Portugal)

These days, it seems the term "Sephardi/Sephardic" simply refers to non-Ashkenazi Jews. However, since Greece, Balkans, and of course Spain and Portugal are a long way from Iran, Iraq, Egypt, it ...
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Shortened Birkat Hamazon

I see mentions of a short version of Birkat Hamazon ("Birkat Hamazon Hakatzar"). R Yitzchak Abadi wrote one "based on the Rambam and other Rishonim", R Yosef Eliyahu Henkin is mentioned here as having ...
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How did shomer Yisroel become daily?

How did show Shomer Israel become part of our daily tachnun? Clearly it happened in the 1800's. Prior to that it was just for slichos and Mondays and Thursdays (see magen avraham תרפה;ב....the very ...
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Chaba''d doesn't follow minhag hamakom?

My shul davens "standard" Nusach Sfard. During Shabbat mincha, the sha''tz was a Chaba''d chasid. While we were returning the Torah, the sha''tz started saying Kaddish. (Nusach Chaba''d/Ari only says ...
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Mogein Ovos and Veshomru - kahal then chazan

Are there any mekoros/reasons as to why many siddurim say that Veshomru (on Friday night after Hashkiveinu) and Mogein Ovos (in brocho mei'ein sheva) should be said by the congregation first and then ...
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Why is the wording of the beraita consistently switched between shacharit and musaf?

There's a certain beraita (ת״ר פיטום הקטורת...‏) quoted in the gemara on כריתות ו.‏ which is recited both as part of the morning order of korbanot as well as after musaf. There are a few ...
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Why the difference in phrasing within the closing Shabbat Amidah bracha?

There is a particularly noticeable difference in phrasing in the bracha of the middle section of the Amidah on Shabbat (The bracha that ends מקדש השבת). Nusach Ashkenaz says ושמחנו בישועתיך - "...
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Why, in זימון, is it customary to change from “רבותי נברך” to “ברשות מרנן ורבנן ורבותי”?

Why, at the beginning of ברכת הזימון is it comon custom that the leader opens with "רבותי נברך" and later he continues with "ברשות מרנן ורבנן ורבותי" . Why, at the beginning does he only address ...
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What does AIN OD mean ? And do “AIN OD” and “AIN ACHER” mean the same thing?

In THIS SIDDUR There is are some differences in some of the words of Aleinu Leshabeach from what I am used to saying. One of the differences is: Instead of the words "הוא אלקינו אין עוד It says: הוא ...
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Do the Jews of Marakkesh have a particular Nusach?

Is there a particular Siddur or Nusach HaTefilla that is used by the Jews (and their descendants) of Marakkesh (alt. sp. Marrakech), Moroccco? Is it in print and available?
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What siddur do the Mountain Jews use?

What siddur do the Mountain Jews use and how does it differ from mainstream Sephardi nusach?
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Bucharian Nusach; Nusach Sfard

Inspired by this question. Why do the Bucharian communities use Nusach Sfard, the Hasidic nusach? Shouldn't they use a variation of the Mizrahi nusach, or perhaps some variation on Nusach Ashkenaz? ...
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May a shul change its nusach?

I think I had heard or read somewhere in O.C. that a shul must keep its nuscha'ot and minhagim indefinitely. I have, OTOH, seen shul buildings change demographics and sometimes, owners. A shul that I ...
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Different customs regarding the blessing before lighting the menorah [duplicate]

There are varying customs as to the text of the bracha we recite before lighting the menorah. Ashkenazim generally end the blessing with the words: .לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל חֲנֻכָּה However, Hasidim ...
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Are there other Chasidim who omit “Tzur Yisroel” besides Chabad?

This is a follow-up to this question I asked earlier on this site. All Nusach Sfard siddurim I have ever seen, with exception to the Chabad siddur, include the line of Tzur Yisroel, in accordance ...
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Should you say “Mah Tovu” when you daven at home?

There is a widespread custom amongst many to recite "Mah Tovu" upon entering the synagogue.* My question is whether you should recite it when you daven at home. For what it's worth, I daven Nusach ...
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Siddur for Ḥabbanim?

Do the Ḥabbani Jews from Ḥabban, Yemen, have their own siddur? If so, what is it called? How different is it from other Yemenite Siddurim? Do they follow the Rambam's nusach or a different nusach? ...
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Hashem's Name in Hashiva Shofteinu

In the ברכה of השיבה שופטינו, all סידורים that I have seen (including really yekkish ones) have the words "אתה ה' לבדך", all סידורים that is, except the סידור הרוקח. The רוקח does not have Hashem's ...
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Does 'atah chonantanu' replace the first line of 'atah chonein,' or is it said in addition?

In my Koren Sacks siddur, the reader is instructed to substitute the first line of the usual אתה חונן with the אתה חוננתנו paragraph on Motzaei Shabbos and Motzaei Yom Tov. In my Artscroll siddur, ...
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Why does the Chabad nusach omit “Tzur Yisroel” before Shemoneh Esrei?

In the bracha right before the Amidah during Shacharis, Nusach Ashkenaz and many variations of Nusach Sefard have: שִׁירָה חֲדָשָׁה שִׁבְּחוּ גְאוּלִים לְשִׁמְךָ עַל שפַת הַיָּם. יַחַד כֻּלָּם ...
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Pre-Rambam Teimani Siddur?

I have been told that Teimanim today use the Nusach of the Rambam. So, what Nusach did they use before him? Does anyone use such a Nusach today? And is there a Siddur of such a Nusach?
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Opening Words of the Shemona Esrei in Mussaf and Mincha [duplicate]

At the beginning of the Shemona Esrei for both Shacharit and Maariv, one recites the words "אדני שפתי תפתח ופי יגיד תהלתיך". At the beginning of the Shemona Esrei for both Mussaf and Mincha, however, ...
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Are there different nusachos for the kinnos?

Follow up to my previous question about Lubavitch kinnos. I often see kinnos books labeled "Ashkenaz," "Sfard," etc. but are there really differences between the kinnos or are these labels referring ...
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Is there a kaddish sheet with the differences in nusach highlighted?

Sometimes we have a case of Saying kaddish when davening in a minyan that isn't your nusach. Very often in fact, i'll hear up to 3 nuschaot of kaddish being recited at once. In cases like this, ...
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Text of prayer contains a neder

Sometimes I say prayers, typically tehillim, that appear to contain a promise to do something. Example: " חַסְדֵי יְהוָה, עוֹלָם אָשִׁירָה; לְדֹר וָדֹר, אוֹדִיעַ אֱמוּנָתְךָ בְּפִי. I will sing of ...
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A grammatical question about Shabbes davening

I recently noticed that in my siddur (Siddur Vilna), in the fourth berakha of the Shabbes davening (או"א רצה במנוחתינו...), there's a pronominal suffix near the conclusion that changes depending on ...
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Does Halakhah permit one to daven a different Nussach in a bind?

Suppose one's minhag is to daven Nussach A; but, one finds oneself in a synagogue, which only has siddurim of Nussach B, and one has not committed all of Nussach A to memory. He could daven Nussach A ...
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new artscroll siddur dikduk questions

In the new Artscroll siddurim (ie. the "WASSERMAN EDITION OF THE NEW, EXPANDED ARTSCROLL SIDDUR"), there are a few changes from the older Artscroll siddurim. In the new siddurim, the word "rivah" in ...
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Why were different pronunciations allowed in the first place? [duplicate]

The following question might be a duplicate of How could different pronunciations arise when we are obligated to pronounce the Shema precisely? Why did our Rabbonim however many hundreds of years ...
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Yaakov in our tefillos? Why not Yisroel?

At the beginning of the Amidah we say ברוך אתה ה, אלקינו ואלקי אבותנו אלקי אברהם אלקי יצחק ואלקי יעקב. Simchas Torah's answer to Yisrael or Yaakov? says that Yisrael refers to the spiritual. So why ...
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Kohen k'rav ya'amod

Inspired by this question. When we call up a Kohen (or when not present, a Levi or Yisrael) we use a special formula: ויעזר on Shabbat and yom tov (Shacharit) and ותיגלה on weekdays (and Minchah). In ...
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Shortened version of birkat hammazon

Anecdotally, I've eaten with people before who have recited birkat hammazon to themselves quietly and who are either record-breaking speed speakers or who are using a shortened version. I suspect the ...
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Writings about Nusach Provence

Last Thursday, I had the honour of looking at a handwritten machzor (Rosh haShannah) from somewhere in Provence. I noticed that it is completely different from almost anything I've seen, bearing the ...
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What exactly is Minhag Polin?

Is it just a fancy name for the Poylishe minhogim, or what? Is any Nusach Sfard siddur automatically minhog Polin or is it more specific?
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“People who recite Ashrei many times”: a question on Tosafot

In Berakhot 32b, Tosafot (s.v. קודם תפילתו) provide a reason as to why we start Ashrei with Psalm 84:5. In their words, it's "לאפוקי מנהו דאמרי אשרי הרבה", which either means to exclude or to exempt ...
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What's the origin of the Conservative recititive?

I've noticed that people who learned to daven in the Conservative movement have a particular recititive which they use for weekday nusach and another for Shabbat nusach (this is among those who ...
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How does the 19th brocho of the shmona esrai open?

I see nusach taiman has it starting with למשומדים אל תהי תקוה  I see the rambam has that too Rambam (mechon mamre) לַמְּשֻׁמָּדִים אַל תְּהִי תִקְוָה, כָּל הַמִּינִים כְּרֶגַע יֹאבֵדוּ, ...
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Minhog of Boruch Schneerson

Rabbi Schneur Zalman Schneerson founded Lubavitch Chassidus but what nusach did his father Boruch follow?
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“Moshe, your servant” and “Moshe, your prophet” - why the different wording in prayers?

In the preamble to the text of spice offering in Shacharis (nusach Ashkenaz) the text is כאשר צוית אותם על ידי משה נביאך whereas in Musaf for Rosh Chodesh and Sholosh Regolim the text before the ...
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Vishnitz Minhagim [closed]

Recently I found out that before the war, my grandfather was in the court of the Vishnitz Chassidim. Naturally I now want to find out what some of the Vishnitz minhagim are such as: What Nusach is ...
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Kiddush - סברי מרנן ורבנן ורבותי

I have noticed various customs surrounding the words before Hagefen for all kiddushim. My sefard siddur says סברי מרנן ורבנן ורבותי but I have also seen סברי מרנן and many other variants across other ...
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Titkabbel vs. Titkabbal

In קדיש תתקבל, most Ashkenazi siddurim I've seen say "תִּתְקַבַּל." ArtScroll, however, has "תִּתְקַבֵּל." Why did this difference arise?
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Answering kedusha differently to the kehilla?

If one is praying a nusach which is different to the nusach that the shul is using, is it wrong to answer according to your own nusach?